“I work out so that I can eat.” – Some wise person, someplace, at some point in time.
Ah, the eternal struggle between eating and exercise. I don’t know if ya’ll feel this way, but sometimes food fuels the soul in a way that exercise just can’t. But alas, it’s important to keep our bodies movin’ and groovin’ so that we can continue to enjoy the finer things in life (I’m talking about you, ice cream.) Today’s post is one that I’m particularly excited about because it helps solve the never-ending exercise struggle by making sweating fun. Yes, I’m serious.
Last week, the SpokaneEats team participated in a HIIT Tennis class by RecTennis at Manito Park. Powered by USTA PNW, RecTennis was created in 2013 to bring fun, accessible, and affordable tennis lessons to anyone interested in playing the game through schools and community outlets.
These HIIT programs are an hour long high intensity, interval workout geared toward teens and adults who want to get some good exercise and learn or reconnect with the game of tennis. Although none of us have any formal tennis background, the coaches at RecTennis made us feel comfortable and quickly taught us the basics – by the end of the lesson, we were running through drills like seasoned pros (well, for the most part).
Upon arrival, we all filled out name tags and found a racket that fit us well. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own gear, RecTennis brings enough for everyone. We started with a few group warmups and then quickly went into drills to practice specific tennis skills but mainly to get moving. It wasn’t long before we started to work up a sweat and the hour flew by so quickly! Time flies when you’re having fun, even better when that time is workout time.
Even though our skills are on the beginner level, we left the class feeling great and accomplished! I know that sports lessons and trying new exercises can be a bit intimidating, but truly, RecTennis is for everyone!
Ready for the best news yet? I had such a great time with RecTennis that I wanted to find a way to share the experience with y’all, so we have partnered together to offer a FREE class for Spokane Eats followers on July 24th!
* all equipment provided (or BYOR- bring your own racket)
* no experience needed
* athletic shoes are required
* come dressed in your go to workout outfit
*bring water + your squad!
* food will be available for purchase
we’ve also got some great giveaways in store including:
* Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card
* Tennis Warehouse gift card
* RecTennis swag
* and more!!
Come join us for a fun, beginner-intermediate tennis clinic on Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30-7:30 for “Rally & Eats”. This event is typically $15/person, but this evening is completely FREE! Bring your friends, family, and come enjoy some fun competition and a good workout. We will have racquets available if you don’t have your own and all other supplies are provided. Everyone is welcome and we will have food from 5 Boys and a Dog available for purchase following the lesson and fabulous giveaway prizes up for grabs! Register for your spot at the event, HERE.
Check out our facebook event for more details. I can’t wait to meet you all in person on the 24th – but if you’d like to practice your tennis skills with RecTennis beforehand, you can find them and information on their classes at https://rectennis.com/city/spokane/. And be sure to follow them on Facebook at @RecTennis4all, or on Instagram at @RecTennis.
Post Sponsored by: Rec Tennis